8. Social Learning: Learning as and from a Group

  1. William Horton

Published Online: 1 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118256039.ch8

E-Learning by Design, 2nd Edition

E-Learning by Design, 2nd Edition

How to Cite

Horton, W. (2011) Social Learning: Learning as and from a Group, in E-Learning by Design, 2nd Edition, Pfeiffer, San Francisco, CA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118256039.ch8

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 DEC 2011
  2. Published Print: 26 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470900024

Online ISBN: 9781118256039

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Keywords:

  • collaboration;
  • feedback;
  • social learning;
  • teacher

Summary

Social learning involves learning by interacting with other people. Those people may be peers, such as classmates or others in the same profession; or they may be experts, such as a teacher or outside authority. Social learning involves learning by interacting with fellow learners, the teacher, experts, and other professionals. Social learning occurs in a wide variety of forms, but some processes are common, namely, discussions, feedback, collaboration, and learner-created materials. Use social learning to teach collaboration and to tackle difficult subjects that lack established criteria. Before picking software for social learning, the social capabilities that are needed should be listed. The capabilities include targeting, filtering, and broadcasting messages, holding synchronous and asynchronous discussions, sharing created materials, voting, and managing collaborative teams. Facilitate social activities to encourage teams to take responsibility for their own learning.

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Learning